Seating and Viewing Locations

Public Outdoor Seating

No tickets are required for Commencement guests. Public seating on the Main, South and East Malls for guests attending the university-wide commencement ceremony will be open beginning at 5 p.m. For the safety of guests, and to allow for final preparations by workers within the seating area, no one will be allowed to enter the seating area prior to 5 p.m.

Seating is limited and demand for outdoor seating may exceed capacity.  At 5 p.m., admission to the Main, South and East Malls will be on a first-come, first-served basis so that everyone planning to attend the ceremony will have an equal opportunity to access availabile seating. For this reason, it is not possible to save seats. Standing in aisles will not be allowed.  Once general outdoor seating becomes full, guests will be directed to available remote indoor and alternate outdoor viewing locations. 

Guests attending Commencement activities are asked to assist in maintaining a tobacco-free environment on campus. Use of tobacco is not allowed on the university campus.

Indoor Viewing Locations

Families and friends of graduating students may prefer to view Commencement preparations and the university-wide ceremony in the comfort of an indoor, air-conditioned space. The rooms listed below are indoor viewing sites. Locations open and telecasts begin at 6 p.m., continuing until the ceremony ends around 10 p.m.

Flawn Academic Center (FAC) Room 21*
Garrison Hall (GAR) Room 0.102
Hogg Auditorium (HMA)*
Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) Jessen Auditorium, Room 2.104
Mezes Hall (MEZ) Room 1.306
Student Activities Center (SAC) Auditorium, Room 1.402
University Teaching Center (UTC) Room 2.112A*
W. C. Hogg Building (WCH) Room 1.120

* captioned viewing available